NEW BETHLEHEM – The Redbank Valley Chamber of Commerce’s signature Peanut Butter Festival may be over, but chamber members are still busy at work on a number of upcoming events including a revamped Big Buck Contest.

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MONROE TWP. – Three weeks and four days before the mid-term elections, dozens of Clarion County business professionals, elected officials and state representatives gathered at the Park Inn by Radisson last Friday morning for the annual Legislative Fall Breakfast.

KITTANNING – Recommendations made last week by the Armstrong County Prison Board to add staffing at the county jail will be taken up today (Wednesday) by the county’s Salary Board. However, early indications are that the two boards may not see eye-to-eye.

KELLERSBURG – Leisure Acres Llamas, located outside Kellersburg in the rolling hills of northern Armstrong County, is home to 22 fiber-bearing animals and their owners, Charles and Sonia Leach. A source of high-quality and very warm yarn, the llamas are kept for the pleasure of their company…

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RIMERSBURG – The pouring rain and wet sidewalks didn’t deter the small group of people who gathered in Rimersburg Monday afternoon for the Venango County Association for the Blind’s White Cane Walk.

RIMERSBURG – Union School District officials confirmed yesterday (Tuesday) that five people have applied for the vacant school board seat, which is expected to be filled at the board’s meeting this Thursday.

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NEW BETHLEHEM – Members of the Redbank Valley High School Robotics Team will once again put their engineering, design and marketing skills to the test as they construct a working robot that will go head-to-head with similar robots from other regional school districts in a competition next weekend.

KITTANNING – After finding mold growing on the upper floor of the old county jail, Armstrong County officials last week agreed to have other county buildings checked for mold as well.

EMLENTON – Emclaire Financial Corp., the parent holding company of Farmers National Bank of Emlenton, announced Monday that, as of October 1, it has completed the acquisition of Community First Bancorp Inc. of Reynoldsville, and its banking subsidiary Community First Bank.

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KNOX – For the 98th year, area township officials gathered together at the Knox Fire Hall last week for the Clarion County Association of Township Officials (CCATO) Convention.

KITTANNING – With a little more than a month to go until election day, Armstrong County officials are scrambling to fill a number of poll worker positions, including a key position in Redbank Township (Armstrong County).

SUMMIT TWP. – Two local men were killed in a two-vehicle crash on Thursday, Sept. 27 along Route 68, near its intersection with Linwood Drive, in Summit Township, Butler County.

NEW BETHLEHEM – Following up on concerns raised at last week’s school board work session, Redbank Valley School District cafeteria manager David Reitz addressed the board’s questions regarding an apparent increase in hours for cafeteria staff.

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LEATHERWOOD – A Porter Township outdoorsman harvests more than wild game from the woods and fields of Western Pennsylvania. John Royer IV is always on the lookout for edible mushrooms nesting on the forest floor or clinging to tree trunks.

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NEW BETHLEHEM – The Redbank Valley Chamber of Commerce’s signature Peanut Butter Festival may be over, but chamber members are still busy at work on a number of upcoming events including a revamped Big Buck Contest. Read more